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Barbican Centre

Brutalism in Bloomsbury: going underground at the St Giles London

A fellow member of the C20 Society has a Twitter profile pic in which she’s hugging one of the concrete walls of London’s Brutalist masterpiece, the Barbican Centre. I didn’t see author and architectural historian Barnabas Calder (@BrutalConcrete) embracing the… Continue Reading →

Are you a 20th centuryist?

Have you ever exited Barbican tube station in London and felt awestruck at┬áthe sight of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon’s Barbican estate with its soaring towers and cantilevered balconies? Did you the join the chorus of disapproval at the┬áremoval of Eduardo… Continue Reading →

Brutal & Beautiful

London has many museums, but until last week I didn’t realise there was one slap-bang in the middle of Hyde Park Corner. The elegant classical proportions of the Wellington Arch belie the Tardis-like properties of this overlooked landmark. Inside you’ll… Continue Reading →

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